Eugene Teplitsky
Managing Partner, CTO

Code monkey by trade, entrepreneur by necessity, writer by choice. Eugene’s experience spans the gamut from web application development to graphic design, with a strong focus on the publishing industry and interest in realtime collaboration and learning technologies via the Internet.

Eugene’s vision for Curiosity Quills Press is to entertain, inform, and revolutionize the way people approach the creation, consumption, and distribution of literature.

When not busying himself with world domination, he is raising three kids in the DC suburbs and makes a mean barbecue.

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Lisa Gus
Managing Partner, CEO

The loquacious female half of the dynamic duo at Curiosity Quills. Part time writer, full time dreamer, Lisa is responsible for heading marketing, along with Nikki Tetreault and also handles high profile acquisitions.

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Nina Post
Content Strategist

Nina is CQ’s Content Strategist, which means that she plans, creates, manages, and measures content in a way that supports our mission and goals.

She’s also the the author of eight novels, including The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse, and The Last Death Worm of the Apocalypse.

Despite living in the beautiful state of Washington, she obstinately does a lot of indoor rowing. She’s also into reading, researching, learning, tabletop games, forest restoration, and spending time with her husband.

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Tanya Yakimenko
Production Manager

Tanya oversees production - making sure editors and proofreaders are working together smoothly to ensure a polished end product. She also oversees Netgalley and Goodreads, as well as submitting titles to sale sites such as Robin Reads.

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Clare Dugmore
Marketing Dept.

Clare oversees CQ’s social media platforms and blog content, along with acting as as the liaison between authors and cover artists. Additionally, she is responsible for generating paperback order quotes, and manages the monthly CQ reviewer newsletter, which features recent releases and forthcoming ARCs.

As part of the marketing department she can help with arranging events, contacting reviewers, getting titles added to Goodreads, creating marketing one-sheets and press releases, and ensuring the CQ site is up-to-date with all forthcoming releases.

As the unofficial author relations person, if there’s something you need, Clare can usually help you with it, or put you in touch with the right person to help!

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Wilbert Stanton
Marketing Assistant

Wilbert is CQ’s marketing assistant extraordinaire. Want to set up events at bookstores, conventions, schools, the circus? If so Wilbert’s your go to guy, as his goal is to help the masses discover the great authors of CQ.

Speaking of which, Wilbert is the author of The Artful, and Gears of Fate. He has also written many short screenplays, and is part of a film production team.

In his spare time Wil enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and hanging out with his lovely wife and pooch.


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Andrew Buckley
Acquisitions Manager

Hi my name is Andrew and I’m the Acquisitions Manager for CQ which means I oversee submissions of new titles, assign them to a beta reader for approval, and then send contracts the authors.

I’m a professional writer and published author who loves comic books, movies, and has a secret agenda to take over the world (shh, don’t tell anyone)

I tend to read a lot of fantasy these days including Robert Jordan, Anne Rice, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, and most recently, Blake Crouch. I’m also a massive geek and am currently following multiple comic book series’ with Marvel, DC, Image, and Boom and devour genre-heavy TV shows like Hannibal, Ray Donovan, Arrow, Dominion, and TBBT.

I believe humor can combat anything. Except Liam Neeson. Nothing can beat Liam Neeson.

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Hans Kristian Tjakra
Production Dept.

Hans is part of CQ Production Team, helping make the magic happen with eBook formatting, print manuscript conversion, and more. He enjoys the work and the company here at Curiosity Quills.

He reads mostly science fiction and fantasy. He’s also into watching movies and playing video games. He loves animals too.

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